Uphams Corner

Man found stabbed to death in Uphams Corner

The body of a man in his 50s was found around 1 p.m. on Tuesday at 3 Virginia St., the Boston Police Department reports.

The man, stabbed several times, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. He is Dorchester's 23rd murder victim this year (map).

Jury convicts two for double homicide at Uphams Corner restaurant

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Emmanuel Pina and Sandro Tavares guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of a man with whom they'd had an argument and an innocent cook gunned down by an errant bullet at the now closed Ka-Carlos Bar and Grill in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Redistricting could affect sitting city councillors in Districts 7 and 8

Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.

While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury.  Read more

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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: A legal affairs check on District 3 Council race

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 25, 2011

John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court.  Read more

Chaos outside the Dublin House when man shot

A Mattapan man was arraigned today on charges he shot somebody outside the Dublin House on Stoughton Street early Friday morning.  Read more

Post Offices at Grove Hall, Uphams Corner on closing list

The Uphams Corner and Grove Hall post offices are among six in Boston and 3,700 across the country on list of outlets the US Postal Service is considering closing. The Uphams Corner branch is located on Columbia Road, while the Grove Hall branch is on Warren Street.

The Postal Service is looking to close 12 percent of its offices to cut costs. It says it would work with local retailers in communities that lose their offices to offer some postal services.  Read more

Brown gets pole position in Dot Day’s parade of pols

By 
Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 6, 2011

Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City Councillor Felix ArroyoDot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City Councillor Felix Arroyo

Among the dancers, marching bands and other lively participants from Sunday’s Dorchester Day parade, some of the most energetic marchers along the route were the candidates for public office. Incumbents and would-be office holders were eager to shake hands, ask for support and match a smiling face to the campaign signs that are an ever-increasing presence along Dorchester Ave.  Read more

Violence erupts over weekend, continues into new week

A holiday weekend that saw two men shot to death in Dorchester and Mattapan was followed Tuesday by two more shootings - one fatal - and a stabbing, the Boston Police Department reports.

The Boston Police Department reports a man was murdered around 8 p.m. at Humphreys Street and Humphreys Place in Uphams Corner.  Read more

NAACP legal trainings at Kroc Center

On Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Boston Branch NAACP will hosting a Racial Discrimination Training at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at 650 Dudley Street,Dorchester. The training is co-sponsored with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts' Young Professional's Network (YPN) and the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, and supported by the Attorney General's Civil Rights Division and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).  Read more